TV Times|July 04, 2020
Downton Abbey fans will know Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, but for this six-parter, based on the bestselling novel by Michael Robotham, she swaps aristocratic glamour for greasy hair and jeans to play deeply troubled single-mum to-be Agatha Fyfe.
Right from the start, there’s something very troubling about Agatha, who works stacking shelves in a Sydney suburb while also developing an unhealthy fascination with the ‘perfect’ life of pregnant Instagram influencer Meghan Shaughnessy (The Crown’s Jessica De Gouw).
Meghan seems to have it all – a successful blog, a high-flying husband who works in TV, two gorgeous kids, and a stunning home. Meanwhile, Agatha lives in a dingy flat and is desperate for a family of her own following a heartbreaking stillbirth and the breakdown of her marriage.
But it’s when Agatha engineers a ‘chance’ meeting with Meghan and the pair bond over their pregnancies that both women’s lives come crashing down thanks to one horrifying act…
TV Times caught up with Laura, 33, for a lockdown Zoom chat to find out more about filming in Sydney and why playing Agatha was such a liberating experience…
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July 04, 2020